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Helen Wilson


Professional Orchestral
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (principal flute, 2nd flute, piccolo, alto flute. Work includes international tours, CD, TV and radio recordings and BBC Proms performances)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra (2nd flute)
  • London Symphony Orchestra (3rd flute BBC Proms)
  • John Wilson Orchestra (2nd flute doubling piccolo and alto flute)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia (2nd flute and piccolo)
  • Opera North Orchestra (principal piccolo and 2nd flute)
  • Hallé Orchestra (2nd flute)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (principal flute)
  • National Symphony Orchestra (principal flute/2nd flute/piccolo)
  • Multi Story Orchestra (principal flute/2nd flute/piccolo BBC Proms 2016/17)
  • Southbank Sinfonia (2nd flute and piccolo)
  • Sinfonia Cymru (principal flute)
  • Faust Chamber Orchestra (2nd flute)
  • Heritage Orchestra (X Factor Final)
  • Orpheus Sinfonia (2nd flute)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (extras list)
  • Welsh National Opera Orchestra (extras list)
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia (extras list)

Shows, Sessions and Jazz
  • An American in Paris (West End) - Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute Chair Holder
  • Music Solutions - Love Never Dies recording session
  • Legend of a Band - a tribute to the Moody Blues
  • The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve) - deputy
  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra - flute chair holder 2008-2013
  • F-IRE Collective large band UK tour 2008
  • Phantom of the Opera official UK tour (deputy)

Orchestral Training
  • London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's Woodwind Academy 2011
  • European Union Youth Orchestra (2nd flute, piccolo)
  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (principal flute, 2nd flute)
  • National Youth Orchestra of GB

Chamber Music
  • Ossian Ensemble (contemporary ensemble) - flute/piccolo deputy
  • Ensemble DEVA (principal flute including Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un Faune)
  • Tempest Flute Trio:
    • Royal Overseas League Competition - Winner
    • International Kuhlau Flute Competition - 2nd prize
    • Park Lane Group Young Artist (recitals Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Southbank Centre)
    • RNCM Ensemble of the Year and RNCM Woodwind Chamber Competition - winner
    • Performed across UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Las Vegas

Education and Community
  • Flute teacher at the University of Manchester (2013 - present)
  • National Youth Wind Orchestra flute coach (2015/17)
  • Durham University Orchestra - woodwind sectional coach
  • Live Music Now 2011-present (with Tempest, Mistral Flute and Harp duo and individual sessions)

Awards and Performance Highlights
  • Royal Overseas League - woodwind finalist
  • Concerto soloist with Manchester Camerata for performance of Ibert Flute Concerto
  • Park Lane Group Young Artist (performances in Purcell Room, St James Piccadilly)
  • Concordia Artist (recital in St Martin in the Fields)
  • Harriet Cohen Award
  • Countess of Munster Postgraduate Award
  • Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Award
  • RNCM Gold Medal and Concerto Competition - winner
  • British Flute Society Performance Plus - winner
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006 - woodwind finalist

Education and Tutors
  • Royal Northern College of Music - BMus(hons), MMus with distinction, International Artist Diploma - Richard Davis, Katherine Baker, Peter Lloyd, Jennifer Hutchinson (piccolo)
  • Malmö Academy of Music (Erasmus Exchange) - Dr Anders Ljungar Chapelon
  • Chetham's School of Music - Gitte Marcusson, Linda Verrier

  • Richard Davis (BBC Philharmonic former Principal Flute)
  • Jennifer Hutchinson (BBC Philharmonic Piccolo)

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Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Ethnic Flutes, Piccolo